Cactus Care 101
Thrives in bright direct light, but can tolerate bright indirect light.
Water every 2–3 weeks in direct light, allowing soil to dry out between waterings. Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light.
All cacti are succulents, but not all succulents are cacti. Aeroles, surface bumps in which spines grow out of, are what distinguishes cacti from succulents.
Sad Plant Signs
Wrinkled, dry potting mix:Thirsty plant, underwatered
Blanched center:Needs more sunlight
Yellowing and mushy leaves, wet potting mix:Root rot, overwatered